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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip...
Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
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Great Murder Mystery Evening

We enjoyed a great Murder Mystery evening on the Avon Valley Railway. Having been to a Murder Mystery in a hotel previously I was unsure how they would get it to work on a train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This had all the ingredients to be a really great evening, steam train, murder mystery and dinner. Unfortunately my meal arrived so late that I wasn't able to properly participate in solving the mystery (there is time at the station to speak to the actors and look at clues - we were just being served dinner). It was a real... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We enjoyed a great Murder Mystery evening on the Avon Valley Railway. Having been to a Murder Mystery in a hotel previously I was unsure how they would get it to work on a train however they executed it extremely well. The plot is outlined on the station platform and the characters introduced. On board the train there were booklets... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

visited on Sunday to celebrate my mums 70th birthday, the meal was cooked to perfection and delicious , the produce was obviously local and very fresh , the staff were very friendly and helpful and the trip on the steam train was amazing , a great day was had by all

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

very relaxing trip starting out with reasonably priced coffee in the cafe. staff very welcoming and a nostalgic trip on the steam train in old carriages. good stop off at on end of the line and a few minutes walk to a great pub and then back to the train

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We all love this place from 4yrs to 80! The cafe is brilliant, tasty, and well priced. You can ride on teh trains or walk or cylce along the path. Great day out all round

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

was expecting a little bit more----maybe I am being picky----staff fairly friendly having been to countless railways over the years----something did not quite hit the button meal on the train spoilt by use of TINNED new potatoes suppose as with a lot of railways cash is the major factor----and I wish them well in their pursuit of getting to Bath

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Eight of us went to a murder mystery on the Avon Railway. It was 'Allo allo' themed, and we all dressed up to get into the occasion. It was great fun - the actors were great, very funny and always in character. We were given an introduction to them all, then given a chance to explore the station for clues.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited on a sunny bank holiday and really enjoyed our visit. We had a 2yr old and a 4yr old and everyone had a great time (even the adults), seeing the engine turn around was fascinating and fun. We had a day ticket so was able to leave and walk a little on the cycle path to a pub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went ad-hoc with father-in-law and daughter and they both loved the train ride. Was short and sweet but they loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My minders loved this experience from start to finish from buying tickets having the ticket punched. Lots to look at on the short journeys. Children very excited have not stopped talking about it well worth the entry fee will definatly be visiting again

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Additional Information about Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

Address: Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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